radial keratotomy

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radial pattern of incisions in the cornea that cause the cornea to bulge

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To fix the focus," he continues, you can either add another lens--glasses or contacts--or you can try radial keratotomy.
In 1985, the Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy (PERK) first called attention to some of the procedure's problems.
In radial keratotomy, the cornea is flattened by cutting a series of tiny slits in a radial pattern around the pupil.
But some specialists insist that consumers are being lured into operations costing as much as $6,000 for both eyes when radial keratotomy, typically done for $2,000, works just as well.
Early in the 1980's a procedure known as radial keratotomy was developed in The surface of the cornea is flattened by cutting a series of tiny slits in a ra into proper shape.
The controversial surgical technique called radial keratotomy received some hard knocks last week during a report at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's annual meeting in San Francisco.
McDonald has been the principal investigator of three National Eye Institute grants for the study of refractive surgery: radial keratotomy (at the LSU Clinical Center for the Prospective Evaluation of Radial Keratotomy (PERK) study), epikeratophakia, and excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy, as well as numerous industrial grants.
The long-term effects of radial keratotomy, a surgical treatment for nearsightedness, may be less stable than previously thought, according to a study in the june ARCHIVES OF OPHTHALMOLOGY.
He is perhaps best known as the co-inventor of Radial Keratotomy.
Leo Bones (co-originator of the world-renowned Radial Keratotomy process) and Dr.
Koch was one of the first refractive surgeons in America performing keratomileusis in 1979, keratophakia in 1980, and radial keratotomy in 1983.
Leo Bones, co-originator of the world-renowned Radial Keratotomy process, the laser surgical procedure used to decrease nearsightedness, who heads the Company's FDA compliance division.